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What's Missing in Nonprofit Marketing? This Company Has the Answer

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Alexandra Ostrow

YouTube holds great potential for nonprofits to engage younger demographics, increase visibility in search, and drive revenue via donations and monetization. So why are only 13% of nonprofits ranking video as a "very important" communication channel?

How to Supercharge Your Generosity

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

It feels great to see hope light up in the eyes of a beggar in the street as you stop to look at them when others pass them by without a glance. Their faces widen in a smile as you reach into your pocket and take out your wallet.

Neshama: 10-Year-Old Battling Cancer and Directing Animated Film

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

Neshama Ryman is a smart and tenacious 10-year-old girl who has toughed out treatment for stage 4 cancer and several reconstructive surgeries over t...

8 Secrets of Savvy Donors

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

You're generous and kind. You care about other people and want to help them have great lives. You want to make a positive impact on the world and give from your heart to worthy causes. You're a great person!

Karlie Kloss Gives Unbelievable Makeovers To Make-A-Wish Teens

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 08.27.2015 | Style

Karlie Kloss can code, she can strut and now, she can help make dreams come true.   On Tuesday, the model posted a video to her new You...

Paralyzed 3-Year-Old Boy Has 'Simple, Humble' Wish Fulfilled

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.13.2015 | Good News

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation approached Kellan Tilton, promising they'd try to fulfill his deepest desire, the 3-year-old could’ve ...

What Do You Do With Your Optimism?

Rachel Elizabeth Maley | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Rachel Elizabeth Maley

I make this decision because I am a proud proponent of "effective altruism" - a movement which values evidence and reason when choosing how best to direct our efforts to improve the world.

Childhood Cancer: Collin's Epic Journey

Tanya Rasa | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanya Rasa

"What did I learn from my experience with cancer? It was not fun, but it gave me the ability to handle things better. Life can be hard, but you have to push through it and trust that God is in control. Give thanks to God every day for what you have. And do your best with it."

6-Year-Old's Make-A-Wish Request Shows What True Friendship Is All About

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents

Indiana 6-year-old Levi Mayhew suffers from a rare and fatal genetic disorder on the Zellweger spectrum. According to a spokesperson from the Make-A-W...

3-Year-Old With Cancer Gets Surprise Disney Trip With Adorable Send-Off From Her BFF

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents

Three-year-old Juniper a.k.a "Juni" and her pal Violet are both battling a rare type of cancer called retinoblastoma. Last year, the Make-A-Wish Found...

Girl's Dying Wish To Help Warm 'Homeless Inside And Out' Moves People To Help

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.02.2015 | Good News

A late 11-year-old's final wish has inspired others to give back. Natalia Marsh-Welton of Cincinnati, Ohio, battled brain cancer for more than a ye...

Young Cancer Survivor Turns Into WWII Soldier For His Own Movie, Thanks To Make-A-Wish

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News

This little boy who overcame cancer saw his dreams come true on the big screen. The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped make Jacob Angel, 7, of North Ho...

An Interview With Make-A-Wish President & CEO David Williams

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

David A. Williams President & Chief Executive Officer As president and chief executive officer, David Williams leads the national staff and 62 chap...

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The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Mandy Colten said she usually eats clean. So you can imagine why consuming 5,000-6,000 calories a day on all things fried, sweet and savory at the Min...

This Dreamlike Flock Of Rainbow Sheep Actually Exists

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts

Every once and a while, an image captured from reality is even more beautiful and bizarre than a lucid dream. (Or, we'll add, an admirably photoshoppe...

Young Girl Meets Unicorn, And It's Just Beautifully Innocent

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.14.2014 | Good News

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation learned that 6-year-old Addison believed unicorns roamed the rain forests of Hawaii, a grand fairytale began. Addis...

Patrick Stewart Surprises Trekkie Who Has Life-Threatening Illness With Out-Of-This-World Visit

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.12.2014 | Good News

Patrick Stewart channeled the heroism of Captain Picard when he surprised this little Trekkie. Dawn Garrigus of Statesboro, Georgia, is an 11-year-...

Minnesota Woman Chows Down 93 Different State Fair Foods For Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

Mandy Colten said she usually eats clean. So you can imagine why consuming 5,000-6,000 calories a day on all things fried, sweet and savory at the Min...

How a Trip to The Museum Changed My Life

Kalyani Sharma | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Kalyani Sharma

At the end of the day, I was ashamed at the fact that I originally saw the afternoon as an obligation, when it ultimately proved to be a privilege and an uplifting experience.

Make-A-Wish Turns Boy With Leukemia Into Godzilla, Starring In His Own Movie

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.17.2014 | Good News

Chicago is breeding a Batkid of its own, but this time, it's in the form of a green, fire-breathing dragon named, "Madzilla." The Illinois Make-A-W...

Family On Make-A-Wish Tour Survives Scary Helicopter Landing

AP | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact

HONOLULU (AP) — An Illinois family of six making a Make-A-Wish trip to Maui is safe after a hard helicopter landing. KHON-TV (http://bit.ly/1oGiMvo...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "The Other Side" of Madi Diaz; "Wishing" with Charlie Scopoletti

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Last year, Madi Diaz packed up all of her stuff, left Nashville , and drove to Los Angeles. The singer/songwriter arrived five days later but seemed t...

Senate Sends Obama Childhood Cancer Research Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed Republican-backed legislation to repeal taxpayer funding for political conventions. Instead, $126 million ov...

Snowboarding Icon Grants Wish

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.18.2014 | Sports

There's a good chance almost any of the world's top snowboarders would've said 'yes' to Myles Beute. But the ninth grader from Michigan, undergoing m...

Surfing Dog Grants Wish For Teen With Brain Cancer

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.22.2014 | Good News

A Florida teen with terminal brain cancer recently had one of his dreams come true, thanks to a surfing dog named Ricochet. Last July, when 15-year...